Imagine walking to the shops to buy a single teabag each time you wanted a cuppa.

That’s exactly what children at nurseries in a poverty-stricken village in The Gambia do each day for their teachers.

But now a Huddersfield organisation has sent a message of support to the tea-loving teachers, with a package of aid including a huge bag of Yorkshire Tea.

The iconic British brew was sent alongside other children’s items to nurseries in the Gambian village of Gunjur by the Bradley-based National Day Nurseries Association (NDNA).

Teachers with the bag of Yorkshire tea sent by the NDNA

The organisation’s head office at Bradley Business Park packed up big boxes of colourful educational books, toothpaste and toothbrushes, cloth bags and staple food from British stores such as pasta.

The tea bags were included after the organisations’s associate trainer Rosemary Albone visited the village as a volunteer and saw children making special journeys each time a teacher fancied a brew.

All the items were sent to Gunjur - where there are six nurseries - in association with UK charity Project Gambia, which is run by children’s author and early years trainer Neil Griffiths.

Rosemary said: “These gifts were met with absolute delight.

Children at nursery in the village of Gunjur

“Staff members’ generosity and thoughtfulness has gone a long way.

“Every single thing went to the schools and families and was immediately put to use and treasured.”

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The NDNA said day-to-day life in Gunjur is difficult, with poverty the norm.

The village only received electricity and running water a few months ago.

Children at the village nurseries speak English, which is their second language after Mandinka.

NDNA’s Director of Quality and Workforce Development, Stella Ziolkowski, said: “We were really pleased to be able to help and hope to do so again in the future.”